What is Symbolic interactionism?
‘Symbolic interactionism’ refers to the theory which states that we create the social world through our actions and interactions, and the meanings we give to situations. We convey these meaning through symbols, especially language.
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This video will cover:
- GH Mead: symbolic v instincts
- Herbert Blumer
- The looking glass self
- Voluntaristic theory
- Goffman dramaturgical model
- Impression management